Modified Stormwater Permit Regulation News

March 2013 – Modified Stormwater Permit Regulation News


A modified draft permit has been proposed, but not yet adopted. The current draft does provide for some significant change to the regulation and requirements. The original draft was modified based on initial public comments and the second draft comment period has closed.  CDMS is monitoring the status of this regulation and will send out a newsletter Hazardous Material Alert should regulations be finalized.

Stormwater Program – New Fees


On September 19, 2011, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) adopted emergency regulations revising the core regulatory fee schedules contained in Title 23, Division 3, Chapter 9, Article 1, Sections 2200 and 2200.6, and adding Section 2200.7 of the California Code of Regulations.  In California all regulations must be approved by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) before becoming effective.The State Board approved the fee increases proposed by staff and, after approval by the Office of Administrative Law, fees will increase for all storm water Industrial, Construction & Municipal Permits, retroactive to July 1, 2011.To view the fee schedule proposed to the Board, go to under Annoucements & select Board Meeting Agenda Items for the adoption of regulatory fees for Water Quality and Water Rights Programs ( ), Item 9, Change Sheet #1.  Please note that some minor modifications were made to the resolution adopted by the State Board but the final language is not, yet available.  The resolution modifications had no impact on the adopted fee rates.

The Division of Administrative Services – Fee Branch, is responsible for setting and collecting fees for the Water Quality Program. If you have questions regarding Water Quality Fees, please email or phone (916) 341-5247.